The reason it feels like the Rangers aren't playing a lot of hockey is because they aren't. Four games over two calendar weeks feel more like September than October, but here we are. Meanwhile, four games next week, so buckle up. Here are you morning notes.
The biggest piece of news is obviously the suspension of John Moore. For the high hit he delivered to Erik Haula on Monday, Moore has been banned five games, and will be eligible to return November 11 against Pittsburgh. [Blueshirt Banter] [ESPN NY] [NY Post] [Ranger Rants] [Daily News] [Newsday]
And for the time being, it appears as if Alain Vigneault is content with the group of defensemen he has. That, and other lineup news from Wednesday's practice. Plus, a Derek Stepan update. [Blueshirt Banter] [Ranger Rants] [Newsday]
The Rangers power play has been bad for almost a decade. Providing some more context, and exploring how it's been so putrid. [Blueshirt Banter]
A look into the numbers that say Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello should continue to play on the same line. [Blueshirt Banter]